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Machine Learning Intern

Blue Fever

Blue Fever

Software Engineering
United States · marina del rey, ca, usa
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Research Intern - Machine Learning / NLP

We are hiring a Machine Learning/NLP intern to join our growing research and data team to drive product innovation–helping solve complex challenges in support of the Blue Fever community. We are interested in a person who has experience in natural language processing, understanding, knowledge representation and reasoning, information retrieval, and knowledge-based assistance. As we are a distributed team, the internship will be remote and will require a commitment of 8-10 hours per week. 

We’re looking for someone who is curious, creative, experimental, analytical and detail-oriented. As part of the Data and Research team, you will be contributing to the future user experience of the Blue Fever community. We are also especially interested in someone who has a passion for and advocates responsible and trustworthy AI practices. 

About Us

There are 100 million young people in the US. 90% report mental health problems.

Blue Fever is on a mission to reverse this trend and create improved mental health + well-being by supporting one person at a time. Blue Fever is a new type of well-being platform for Gen Z that provides support for social well-being and recommends resources for mental health and wellness based on expressed user need. We do this via our app: a high trust, community diary where authentic self expression unlocks peer support and resources for your well-being.

Our anti-toxicity design/tech ensures interactions stay emotionally supportive. We’re emotional media, not social media.

Job Requirements

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, or related field

  • Strong interest in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing or similar

  • 2+ years experience programming, preferably including Python and ML libraries like TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc.

  • Interest in and experimentation with Transformers

  • Ability to create corpora of training and evaluation data for state-of-the-art NLP models

  • Design and build data pipelines and ETL pipelines for creating relevant data sets and for monitoring performance and status

  • Design and build pipelines for automatic training and evaluation of state-of-the-art NLP models

  • Contribute research that can be applied to Blue Fever product development

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship by Blue Fever

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Enjoy working on a small team

  • Ability to take direction as well as work independently

  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce work in a fast-paced environment

  • Consistent file management and organizational skills

  • Flexible and a positive can-do attitude

  • Team player with a startup mentality to do what it takes to complete a goal, no matter how big or small the tasks are

About You

  • Curious, creative, and experimental in nature

  • Not afraid to jump in with two feet and try new things

  • Familiarity with Gen Z audience

  • Interest in mental health issues

  • Open to listening to all types of people’s points of view and ways of thinking

  • Comfortable dealing with and helping with the emotions of others

  • Have an interest in the way tech can positively impact lives

  • Has an interest in startups / experience in startups

Our Values 

  • Empathy First - We get curious and seek to understand things from another person's perspective before judging. This creates better relationships in our day to day lives and in the world at large.

  • Be An Ally - We earn the title of ally by creating inclusive and safe spaces, respecting lived experience and providing unconditional solidarity. We continuously practice allyship because none of us are free until all of us are free.

  • Focus on Impact - We are here to make change. Period. By focusing on impact over activity, we discover more opportunities that will create value for our company and our community at large.

  • Lead with Authenticity - We believe in showing up as our true authentic selves every day. This creates a healthy alignment between our internal values and beliefs and our external actions and behaviors. 

  • Earn and Keep Trust - We will always work to create and foster a relationship that respects boundaries, safety, data and privacy on all levels.

To apply, please fill out an application form below.

For more information or if you have any questions, please email kristine.gloria@bluefever.com 

Blue Fever, Inc. is committed to giving consideration to all talent in connection to employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. If you have a disability, we will provide reasonable accommodations to facilitate your engagement in our interview process. In your application, please feel free to note your preferred pronouns (For example she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc)